Celebrity Dream Date and Experience Auction

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Monday, May 30, 2016
Celebrity Dream Date & Experience Auction Evening at VRSI Houston
Todd Parker

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- On Thursday, May 26th VRSI Houston hosted a Celebrity Dream Date and Experience Auction in the honor of 2016 LLS Woman of the Year Candidate, cancer survivor, Texas Children's Cancer Center Nurse Practitioner, Danielle Kuban-Johnston.

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Cheerleader Caitlyn Rasmussen with friend
Fadi Ernest

Mayor Turner's Press Secretary, Darian Ward, was one of the celebrity emcees for the event hosted by Fashion Houston President, Jared Lang and candidate Danielle Kuban-Johnston.

Some of the dream dates and experiences for auction were:

AshLee Frazier from ABC's hit TV show The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise

Dinner with former NFL Houston Texans cheerleader and Miss Austin Texas Caitlyn Rasmussen

In-home culinary experience with Executive Chef David Cordua

104 KRBE radio station tour and on-air experience with The Roula & Ryan Show

A night on the town with Houston Texans running back Jonathan Grimes

Dinner with TV personality Angela Zatopek reporting from Trump's campaign trail

Kuban-Johnston was diagnosed at 19 years old with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and the unfortunate news continued to spread throughout her family.

In a span of less than 3 years her mother heard that same life-threatening phrase.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer and Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) as a secondary malignancy and then her father was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Danielle's mother won the fight against breast cancer but 4 months later passed away from AML.

Danielle made a promise to her that she would devote her life to supporting others in overcoming cancer.

The goal was to raise $130,000 to support the fight against blood cancers and help people like Danielle nationwide.

Who better to represent the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year than a dedicated 10 Year Lymphoma survivor herself.

The event was partnered by VRSI, Vueve Clicquot, Benjy's, Cordua Restaurants, Del Frisco's, Fleming's, 104 KRBE, Pico's, Sud Italia, Bollo, Bramble, Picture me Houston, The Art Institute of Houston, Leading Ladies, Houston Area Youth Council on Service, Emily Arnim.